Trader Joe’s Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Review

Confession time:  It’s the second time in two days I’ve been to Trader Joes, forgive me, I went on a Sunday and it seems like food was going out of fashion, especially in the frozen section.  I wasn’t actually there for this product.  I was actually looking for Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage.  I adored it.  But like many things at Trader Joe’s they like to tease you with great items and come back and try something new every time.  So, this is my new bag of gnocchi.  In plain English it’s regular gnocchi with tomato sauce and some cheese.

Here is the bag in from the freezer aisle:Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

The nutritional information:Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

The directions:Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Here is what is looked like before entering the microwave:Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

After 4 minutes on high:Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

After I gave it a good stir:Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

I found it didn’t need the extra 3 minutes.  In fact I found the food to be borderline nuclear when I took it out of the microwave.   After a good stir I wish they had included at least another 2 tablespoons worth of sauce.  It seemed a bit dry.Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Being that there is no meat in this product I decided to add some meatballs to the final dish:


If you are wondering I kept with the meatless theme and used Trader Joe’s Meatless meatballs.

As mentioned above this gnocchi was on the dryer side.  I wish there was more sauce or something really special about this.  It was good gnocchi but nothing I can beyond it’s gnocchi with jarred tomato sauce.  The only convenience here is that I didn’t have to boil a pot of water or clean that pot of water.  Will I be buying this one again?  Sadly, I’ll pass on this.  But if I see the Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage again I’ll knock you over in the aisle for it.  That was something worth hunting down.  For $2.99 they aren’t a great deal either.  Potato gnocchi is easy to come by, Sweet Potato gnocchi in a package is a lot harder to find.

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